The table below summarises the plug types, voltage and frequency of electrical current in both Belize and Portugal.
|Plug Types||B, G||C, F|
|Frequency of electrical current||60Hz||50Hz|
In Belize there's more than one plug type in use.
What type of plug does your appliance have?
In Portugal there's more than one socket type in use. You may require more than one adaptor.
The voltage, 110V, which is present in Belize, is significantly different to what's used in Portugal.
Some appliances are compatible with multiple voltages. To find out if your appliance is one of them, check the appliance label and/or instruction booklet.
Is your appliance compatible with the voltage used in Portugal (230V)?
If your appliance is not compatible with multiple voltages, you will need a transformer to adjust the voltage input when using your appliance in Portugal.
The voltage, 220V, which is also present in Belize, is not exactly the same to what's used in Portugal, but the difference is tolerable, so you should not need a transformer when using sockets with this voltage. Be sure to carefully check the voltage before using your appliance in sockets in Portugal. You may need to ask a local, and electrician, or the local government to find out in situations when the power sockets are not labelled with their voltages.
The frequency of electrical current found in Belize (60Hz) differs to that found in Portugal (50Hz).
Most equipment is not affected by differences in frequencies. Some exceptions are: